This Week in Geographic History, March 27 – April 2

Here’s an advance look at some of the “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events coming up this week. For each date, we’ve matched it with a map or visual, background information, and a classroom activity so you can plan ahead. Tuesday, March 28 TDIGH: Istanbul, not Constantinople Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the new Republic of Turkey officially changed the city of … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History, March 27 – April 2

There’s a Castle in Washington, D.C.?

Little known fact: the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. is celebrating 168 years! It’s true, as you can see in This Day in Geographic History. The Smithsonian Institution is a great place to visit. Museum entry is free, and the museums are open 364 days of the year (only closed on Christmas)! Exhibits have something for everyone, and the people who work there are brains worth picking . . . Not everyone … Continue reading There’s a Castle in Washington, D.C.?

This Day in Geographic History

Did you know that today, back in 1974, an American heiress was kidnapped? Or that in 960, the Song Dynasty was established in China? Or how about that in 1826, The Last of the Mohicans was published? Impress your friends, students and colleagues with daily fun facts using our new, fun feature, This Day in Geographic History. Incorporate this new learning tool into your classroom … Continue reading This Day in Geographic History